I recently read an article about ways to save water and I like the ideas given. I hope this will be informative for you and your household. The following information was found in a printed article, but their online resource is at the bottom of this article.
Most household water leaks occur in toilets, so you might check them first. In one day, a leaking toilet tank can waste up to 200 gallons of water and cost you about 62 cents. That adds up to $18.60 per month!
To check for a leaking toilet, first…flush it. Then put enough drops of food coloring in the tank to color the water. Do not flush the toilet again for at least an hour. If the water in the bowl of the toilet shows the coloring, there is a leak.
Water faucets, inside and outside of the house, can also leak undetected. Even the smallest drip can waste up to 20 gallons per day. That’s about 6 cents per day, $1.83 per month, and $21.96 per year!
In most cases, a leaking faucet is caused by a worn washer or “O” ring, and they are not difficult to replace.
Once the source of the leak is discovered, fix it! Every day a leak continues, valuable water and money disappear right down the drain.
Learn more at SaveWaterTexas.com .